Hurricane Lee Expected to Bring Dangerous Surf Conditions Along the U.S. East Coast
Hurricane Lee, a powerful Category 3 storm, is set to stay north of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands but will pose a threat with dangerous surf conditions along the U.S. East Coast starting Sunday. The hurricane is presently causing life-threatening rip currents in various areas including the Lesser Antilles, the British and Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Bahamas, and Bermuda.
Parts of the southeast East Coast have already experienced dangerous surf conditions, and meteorologists warn that the situation is likely to worsen and spread northward in the coming days. Residents and visitors should exercise caution and adhere to any safety warnings issued by local authorities.
Later in the week, Hurricane Lee is anticipated to pass to the west of Bermuda, potentially impacting the island with strong winds, heavy rainfall, and high surf. Weather experts have been closely monitoring the storm’s path as its forecast has been changing rapidly. Hurricane Lee briefly reached Category 5 strength before being downgraded, only to pick up wind speed once again.
As of now, no coastal watches or warnings are in effect for Hurricane Lee. However, it is essential that individuals in the impacted regions stay informed and prepared for any possible updates or changes in the forecast.
Due to the hurricane’s expected slowdown over the southwestern Atlantic, the specific timing and level of impacts along the East Coast and Atlantic Canada remain uncertain. Therefore, it is crucial for residents and authorities in these areas to closely monitor the storm’s progress and follow guidance from local meteorological services.
The team at White Houser will continue to provide updates on Hurricane Lee and its potential impacts as new information becomes available.